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killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomas kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's son were best friends. >> people get up in the middle of the night to put out fires they do not expect to be shot at. >> two other firefighters who were shot are expected to recover. police say before dawn.the suspect, william spengler set a house and car on fire to lure the firefighters. as soon as they arrived, police say he started shooting. while police were looking for the shooter.the fire spread.engulfing 7 homes. the suspect was eventually found dead near the fire scene.after apparently shooting himself. and he was not even allowed to have a gun. spangler is a convicted felon.he was convicted of beating his 92-year-old grandmother to death with a hammer back in 19-80. spangler served 17 years - and police say it's unclear what his motive was for today's shooting. the town of webster, new york is now mourning. the joy of christmas replaced by pain and grief. >> very difficult... been annulled they are going to
." kaczowka and 43-year-old lieutenant mike chiapperini were both west webster firefighters. they were shot christmas eve while responding to a fire. the two men were good friends. "tomasz was quiet. >> he was quite te... he did his job. pretty much unnoticed. didn't look for thanks or anything like that. he just did what needed to be done. chip was. his personality was as such that he would make you laughin the worst of situations, or he would find something to laugh about.and. it naturally. if >> reporter: he did it naturally." amidst their pain and grief-- the west wesbster firefighters returned to work the next day - on christmas. "we want them to return to a point of normalcy as quickly as possible. obviously it's not going to be quick. the first few runs they go out on, quite frankly, they may be looking over their shoulder, but. at some point in time this organization had to get back to what we do." and >> reporter: after 36 hours of filling in for west webster area fire departments left and west webster pulled in-- knowing if needed. they had the support of the community and their
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